Police Briefs – Monday, October 2, 2017

Gas Theft

Chatham-Kent police are looking for a man following a theft of gas.

On Sunday at 9:30pm, investigators say an unknown male suspect pumped $80 of worth of gas at the 18 Wheeler Truck Stop Restaurant at 3613 Queens Line in Tilbury, but didn’t pay for it.

He drove off in a blue-coloured Chevrolet SUV and officers are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect.

CKPS are looking for a man following a theft of gas. Oct 02, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CKPS)

CKPS are looking for a man following a theft of gas. Oct 02, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CKPS)

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Amy McClellan at [email protected] or at 519-436-6600 ext. 87214 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Scratch Tickets Stolen In Chatham

A 29-year-old man is in trouble with the law after allegedly stealing two scratch lottery tickets from the 7-Eleven store in Chatham.

Police say the man is accused of reaching over the counter and grabbing the tickets at around 8:30am on September 21.

Officers say the accused thief was caught on a security camera, but police couldn’t find him right away, so they issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police picked up a suspect just before 10am Sunday and charged him with theft and possession of stolen property.

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Chatham Teen Found With Break-In Tools

Chatham-Kent police say a 17-year-old boy is facing charges after officers allegedly found him riding a bicycle along some CN Railway tracks.

Police say they picked up the teen just south of Payne St. in Chatham late Sunday night.

When officers were searching his backpack, they allegedly found a variety of tools as well that could be used for break-ins.

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Power Tools Stolen In Tilbury

CK police are trying to track down some power tools that were stolen from two separate addresses in the Tilbury area.

Police say in the first case, someone broke into a garage on Massey Dr. between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

In the second case, someone broke into a locked shed on Coutts Line Saturday night or Sunday morning and took a Honda generator and some landscaping tools. They have a combined value of $5,000.

Anyone with information on either of these crimes is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.